Available Positions

Are you passionate about providing the highest quality wilderness education, leadership and medicine skills that serve people and the environment? Join our NOLS community who shares a commitment to wilderness, education, leadership, safety, community, and excellence.


Vice President Searches

NOLS is on the search for two outstanding individuals to fill key roles at the school: Vice President of Expeditions and the Vice President of Advancement. For more information click here.  


Seasonal Opportunities

Year-Round Opportunities

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Instructor-In-Training Program

NOLS is committed to increasing representation and diversity in the outdoor industry, particularly as it pertains to historically underrepresented groups, so that this field and people accessing wilderness spaces better reflect the demographics of the world we live in. As an action step towards increasing diversity in our industry, NOLS has developed the US IIT program - a program for people from marginalized groups to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to work in outdoor education.


Throughout the program participants will build wilderness, leadership and teaching skills necessary to work in the outdoor education field, through a combination of one-on-one mentorship, operations training, and field experience. The twelve-week program starts in April at our NOLS Rocky Mountain campus in Lander, Wyoming. Participants will gain ‘in-town’ operational skills experience, one-on-one mentorship, and training in technical skills to support a large-scale wilderness education program. They will also participate in a two-week canyon expedition as a cohort. In June, participants will then transition to the field for a series of wilderness expedition courses acting as a contributing member of NOLS instructor teams. This program prepares participants to apply for an Instructor Course in August where successful applicants have the chance to participate in the course, culminating in the ability to be assessed as NOLS hiking instructors.

To learn more about becoming a NOLS US Instructor-in-Training, contact Elsie Freland at field_faculty_development@nols.edu. For the full program description, please click the link below. 

US IIT Program Description


NOLS as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider

NOLS is committed to building a diverse community that is inclusive of people from all backgrounds. NOLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, genetics information, disability unrelated to job or admission requirements, or veteran status. The school’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, its admission and financial aid programs, and to all other aspects of its educational programs and activities. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited.

Transparency in Coverage

Please send any inquiries to peopleteam@nols.edu